Applying continuous improvement to your production management processes

Beginning and sustaining an improvement journey can often mean fighting naysayers, inertia and reluctance to change work routines, even the bad ones. Yet, the perfect marriage of a continuous improvement culture and effective production management creates consistent, world-class performance. 

Master Change by Building Core Skills

The transition into a new era of technology will fundamentally change both the type of work humans perform and how they perform it. Now is the best time for companies to invest in their employees by helping them develop and refine their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Putting Together A Top-Notch IT Incident Management Team

As systems are only getting more complex—especially with cloud entering the picture—outages are going to continue. But many can be avoided, and others fixed quickly by putting resources behind having the right skilled employees in the right positions following proven best practices and processes.

Monitoring for Recurring Problems: A Critical Aspect of Effective Operations

Because it takes a significant effort to perform the level of analysis needed to find the root cause. What if it were possible to address recurring issues before they cause a failure?

 

What do frontline workers need to know as we move toward Industry 4.0?

The value of advanced capabilities in solving problems and using logic and data is a constant in manufacturing: this is increasingly apparent within today’s data-driven landscape. Fortunately disruptive, new technology is not only changing operations, it is also changing training with new ways to build capabilities on the frontline.

IT’s Role in Supporting Business Technology

While IT systems can easily collect and correlate data, IT professionals have a big opportunity to add applied intelligence to determine corrective steps then automate responses for similar future issues.

Five Reasons to Embrace the Expanding Use of Artificial Intelligence in IT Support

If you work on the frontline of IT support, you may be concerned that a “robot” will take your job in the future. While the enhanced capabilities of automation will free up staff from mundane and manual tasks, what is the best way to prepare for the evolution of your work?

 

Three Tools for Building Problem Solving on the Frontlines

Providing problem solving tools to workers on the frontline is critical to building a culture of Continuous Improvement. Here are three, useful tools that quickly enhance problem solving skills by helping associates working in production and maintenance to communicate problems more accurately and by creating understanding of the process needed to find cause.

Technical Debt is minimized in a problem solving culture

As organizations update their technology to better serve customers, organizations can manage this debt by improving stability despite rapid change. With a problem-solving culture, the organization can anticipate, mitigate, resolve, and communicate solutions to problems. This increases stability and improves customer satisfaction.

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